Author: Meghan Pond

Review: Flynn Effect Channel Nightwish And Lacuna Coil on ‘Monument’ EP

If the darker, heavier end of the music spectrum tickles your fancy, then you need to wrap your ears around Brisbane quartet Flynn Effect’s latest EP, Monument, released last Friday, 6 July. Since tearing onto the scene in 2014, Flynn Effect have toured with rock royalty such as Lacuna Coil, Wednesday 13, Davey Suicide and Seether, carving out a name for themselves with their unique take on alternative-rock, which Monument airs with flair. The record opens with latest single Believer, which seamlessly blends melancholic vocals with gritty metal riffs. The track features hauntingly beautiful verses that build to a truly infectious chorus, while...

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Review: Tired Eyes Pack A Musical Punch on Debut EP ‘In Denial, Force A Smile’

Brisbane alt-rockers, Tired Eyes, are crashing onto the scene with their debut EP In Denial, Force A Smile out 29 June. In Denial, Force A Smile packs a musical punch, and from our sneak listen, we concur it deserves a spot on your ‘must listen’ list. The EP opens with Unforgiveness which is a melodic wake-up call of sorts, starting with an eerily smooth instrumental before breaking into hardcore vocals. This first track bleeds raw emotion, fulfilling the band’s vision to create music that makes their listeners feel something. Lead single, A Place, A Space, A Symphony, now complete...

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Review: Joy In Motion Nail Pop-Rock On Debut EP ‘Falling Out’

Falling Out, the debut EP from Brisbane’s Joy In Motion, is a wonderful juxtaposition of catchy beats and hooks with lyrics that point out what’s wrong in life. It’s the feel good music you listen to when you want to say, it’s okay to not be okay. Opener Falling In is reminiscent of early Placebo days with lilting vocals and melodic synth backed by that solid rock band sound. The vocal harmonies in this track are the stand out feature, especially in the chorus. The lyrics compliment the music, offering poignant meaning without over-complicating or overpowering the sentiment. See...

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Review: Magenta Voyeur Switch Things Up With ‘Moongalba’ EP

Magenta Voyeur’s second EP Moongalba is a versatile and encapsulating record that could stand in as the soundtrack for any Indie film ever released. The mighty four-song EP has a tune for every scene; climatic to mellow with the blend of twangy vocals and psychedelic synth. Each track starts with the prelude, showing us that Magenta Voyeur are the real deal with transitions into solid tunes with memorable vocals. The first track Hex is the perfect opener, introducing the band’s synth-rock style. There’s a lot going on in this track featuring piano, full rock backing and punctuated by the vocals which are reminiscent...

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Caprice Quinn’s Debut Album ‘Le Femme’ Is The Urban Siren Call 2017 Was Waiting For

Caprice Quinn’s debut album Le Femme is the Ashanti-esque, urban siren call 2017 was waiting for. Counterbalancing waif-style vocals with deep bass lines and heavy beats Le Femme harkens back to a time when urban music was raw as hell. The record also makes us nostalgic for our favourite era – the 90s. There is a distinct theme on this album with Caprice tapping into the unique raw-ness the urban genre provides, utilising it to portray her music with a divine feminine sexuality. The Call is an ode to female empowerment. With a cheeky little feature from her partner...

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